Bruce Rader Bio, Wiki, Age, Family, Wife, WAVY, Net Worth, Salary and Twitter

Bruce Rader is an American journalist currently working as the weeknights anchor on WAVY-TV and is the host of the Fox 43 Sportswrap every night at 10:43 on Fox 43.

Bruce Rader Biography

Bruce Rader is an American journalist currently working as the weeknights anchor on WAVY-TV and is the host of the Fox 43 Sportswrap every night at 10:43 on Fox 43.

Bruce Rader Education

Rader attended Wheaton High School, Randolph Junior High School, and Rocking Horse Road Elementary School in Wheaton, Maryland. His first broadcasting employment was with the late Pierre Eaton, owner, and general manager of his hometown radio station, WINX Radio in Rockville, Maryland. On WINX, he presented a high school sports show and did play-by-play for local high school football games, as well as a weekly college basketball show called “Terrapin Talk,” which featured the University of Maryland basketball team.

Bruce Rader Career

Bruce is the long-time Sports Director of WAVY-TV and WVBT-TV for over 40 years, is best known for his work with different philanthropic groups, as well as his own Bruce Rader Charities Foundation, which has helped raise well over a million dollars in the Hampton Roads area. Bruce was honored by some of the nation’s most prestigious journalistic organizations, including the National Capital Chesapeake Bay Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, with the Silver Circle Award. Bruce has been recognized by a number of Hampton Roads institutions over the years. He has previously received the Virginia Association of Broadcasters’ George A. Bowles, Jr. Broadcast Journalism Award.

The award is given to a broadcast news journalist who has worked in Virginia for a long time, is well-liked by his peers, and is enthusiastic about his work and community. Hampton University President William R. Harvey honored Bruce with “The Presidential Award for Outstanding Citizenship,” honoring him for his decency, dignity, and respect for human rights. Bruce was inducted into the CIAA Hall of Fame in 2005 and received the Abe Goldblatt Memorial Honor, a lifetime accomplishment award, from the Norfolk Sports Club.

Bruce Rader Charities has provided hundreds of area young people with the opportunity to attend local athletic events over the course of several decades. The Foundation also assisted in the organization of the Peninsula All-Star Football Camp, which featured notable NFL players.

Bruce Rader Charities has also helped the Union Mission and other worthy causes. The annual Bruce Rader/St. Jude Golf Tournament, held in May, attracts a sell-out crowd that includes stars from professional sports and Hollywood and has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Over the years, Bruce has covered some of the most important national and international athletic events.

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There have been multiple Super Bowls, World Series games, college football bowl games, and over 25 Daytona 500s and important NASCAR events. Bruce was chosen to cover the Olympics in Atlanta, Georgia, Sydney, Australia, and Athens, Greece.

Bruce was chosen to carry the Olympic Torch in both 1996 and 2002. During the torch’s worldwide journey to the Atlanta Games in 1996, he carried it through Charlottesville, Virginia, and in 2002, he carried it at Arlington, Virginia, under the shadow of the Pentagon. President George Bush then honored him as one of several torch runners in the White House Rose Garden.

Bruce presented the Jerry Lewis Labor Day Telethon for more than 30 years, raising millions of dollars for the Muscular Dystrophy Foundation of Hampton Roads. Bruce was honored by the Tall Cedars of Lebanon of North America for his outstanding service. He was also recognized for Outstanding Community Service by the Norfolk State University Alumni Association’s Virginia Beach chapter, and he assisted with significant fundraising events for United Cerebral Palsy of Southeastern Virginia and the Virginia Beach SPCA.

Bruce frequently speaks to groups in Virginia and North Carolina to encourage volunteerism in our country. Bruce has won the CIAA Sportscaster of the Year award numerous times, the Chesapeake Athletic Club’s “Tidewater Sportscaster of the Year” award multiple times, and the Virginia Beach Alumni Chapter at Norfolk State University’s “Excellence in Sports Media” award. Other distinctions include three Associated Press “Best Sports Awards,” “Sportscaster of the Year” from Virginia’s United Press International, and a “District Leadership Award” from the United Negro College Fund. Bruce is also a member of the Peninsula Baseball Hall of Fame.

WAVY-Sports TV’s Department has been recognized multiple times by the Associated Press as having the “Best Sports Department” in Virginia. Bruce has also been selected Hampton Roads’ “Sportscaster of the Year” by Portfolio Magazine readers on multiple occasions.

Bruce Rader WAVY

Rader works at WAVY where he works alongside other famous WAVY anchors, reporters, meteorologists, and sports anchors including;

  1. Scott Abbott
  2. Craig Loper
  3. Brian Parsons
  4. Steve Fundaro
  5. Jeff Edmondson
  6. Jeremy Wheeler
  7. Don Slater
  8. Regina Mobley
  9. Tom Schaad
  10. Anita Blanton
  11. Marielena Balouris
  12. Stephanie Harris
  13. Lex Gray
  14. Don Roberts
  15. Katie Collett

Bruce Rader Age

Bruce is 66 years old as of 2021. He was born Bruce Reed Rader in 1955 in George Washington University Hospital, Washington, D.C., United States.

Bruce Rader Height

Rader stands at a height of 5 feet 11 inches.

Bruce Rader Family

Rader is the son of Audrey Rader and Orth Rader. He grew up in the Randolph Hills area of Rockville, Maryland.

Bruce Rader Wife

Rader is married to Virginia Rader. The couple has four children; Alex Rader, Reed Rader, Bryce Rader, and Haley Rader.

Bruce Rader Net Worth

Rader has an estimated net worth ranging between $1 Million – $5 Million which he has earned through being a journalist.

Bruce Rader Salary

Rader earns an annual salary ranging between $40,000 – $ 110,500.

The table below answers some of the frequently asked questions about Rader.

Who is Bruce Rader?

 He is an American journalist

How old is Bruce Rader?

66 years old as of 2021

How tall is Bruce Rader?

5 feet 11 inches

Who is Bruce Rader married to?

Virginia Rader

How much money does Bruce Rader earn?

$40,000 – $ 110,500

How much is Bruce Rader worth?

$1 Million – $5 Million

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